Online Teaching Requirements
As we transitioned to the Alternative Delivery Model, prerequisites for teaching online classes were temporarily relaxed because of the extraordinary circumstances we faced as a community. Moving forward, in order to maintain CLC’s emphasis on offering high quality online courses it is crucial that we refocus our efforts accordingly. Below you will find the online teaching requirements for the 2020-21 academic year.
For Fall 2020, faculty teaching "Online-Anytime":
- Because it is extremely important to student success for faculty to have knowledge of online pedagogy, online course design and the experience of being an online student, the TLETC strongly encourages any faculty member slated to teach online for Fall 2020 (who has not already done so) to enroll in the Illinois Online Network (ION) Overview of Online Instruction course. This 8-week online course supports faculty in learning how to design and deliver online instruction while also providing the experience of being an online student. Please contact Patty McAnally (email@example.com) for registration details.
- For any faculty member new to teaching online at CLC, the TLETC has created an Online Teaching Experience Survey for faculty to complete. Academic divisions will take the information from this survey to review past online teaching experience, professional development in online instruction and experience with online pedagogical techniques, Canvas and other technology tools. This will allow for consistent review among divisions and will be accessible by all deans and associate deans, as well as TLETC members.
For Spring 2021 and beyond, faculty teaching "Online-Anytime":
Beginning in Spring 2021, we will resume our previously established CLC requirements for teaching online. These include:
- Knowledge of LMS Platform (Canvas)
- Overview of Online Pedagogy (short, module-based CLC course)
- Overview of Online Instruction (8-week online ION course)
Illinois Online Network Overview for Online Instructing
You will need to create a self service account with University of Illinois Springfield. Contact Patty McAnally at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the CLC code for payment.
Best Practices for Teaching Online
"Best Practices for Teaching Online" is a competency-based online faculty professional development program, collaboratively developed, featuring online students and faculty at multiple institutions, and officially recognized by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD)!
Collaboratively Developed. Openly Accessible.Best Practices for Teaching Online prepares faculty to implement quality course design practices, supporting an informal course development process (non-evaluative). This program is the result of collaboration between multiple higher education institutions who have worked together in support of online faculty. The course is openly accessible (public) and there is no cost associated with participation, consideration or adoption. An estimated 4-6 hour faculty commitment is required to complete all course materials and can be applied towards annual professional development requirements.
You may join the course at anytime. After completing the course, please fill out a reflections form.
Canvas Resource Page
Additionally, given the college’s focus on student success and CLC’s previous and current efforts in this area, we will be exploring the development of a model to ensure high quality online instruction, based on best practice and similar to those seen at our institutional peers. We look forward to keeping you updated on these efforts.
Updated September 1, 2020 11:28am